Tis the season for giving and if you're going to give you might as well get something back -- in this case a foursome of ice cold beers from San Tan Brewing Company. Tonight Phoenix New Times will be hosting the final Brews to Benefit event, the monthly happy hour that benefits a local charity. Th ... More >>
This week was a weird one for traffic in Phoenix, and around the state.In addition to the typical antics of bad drivers, there was some odd weather, extraordinarily packed roadways, and strangely vacant roadways due to Thanksgiving -- all captured by the Arizona Department of Transportation's highwa ... More >>
What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Craft Beer Lover. So that special someone in your life is a beer lover. ... More >>
Federal prosecution of immigration crimes is down in Arizona -- down enough to dethrone the state as the top spot for such prosecutions.The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse run by Syracuse University found that the judicial districts in south Texas and west Texas are now numbers one and tw ... More >>
Flanny's 3rd Anniversary Featuring Arizona on Tap Saturday, November 2 Flanny's has been one of many go-to beer spots in the Valley for years -- three years, to be exact. And this weekend, the Tempe bar is raising a glass to three years of success and the rise of craft beer in the state with Flanny ... More >>
Four Peaks Brewing Company Tuesday, October 29 Arizona's craft beer lovers can celebrate the release of Brewing Arizona: A Century of Been in the Grand Canyon State this Tuesday at Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe. The 360-page book features hundred of illustrations and and historical information about ... More >>
This weekend the tacos were flowing at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale where the fourth annual Arizona Taco Festival took place. The annual event brought food lovers from all over the Valley to partake in testing thousands of tacos in order to crown the best selections in a variety of categories ... More >>
Denver is a sadder, quieter place this week. The vendors have broken down their booths; the brewers have packed up their jockey boxes; the drinkers have sobered up. The 2013 Great American Beer Festival is over and done. But all is not lost. Held every year since 1982 in the Mile High City, the G ... More >>
An attempt to find out how states are being impacted by the government shutdown, one calculation finds Arizona is among the states that will feel it the most.WalletHub.com, a website started by a former Capital One higher-up, estimates that Arizona's the 15th-most affected state in the country.
By Stan Bindell At this year's Arizona Blues Showdown, Paul Cruize Blues Crew Band won in the band category and Juke Joint won in the solo/duo category. Winning means that these two bands will have the privilege of representing Arizona during the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jan 21-25. ... More >>
Wok Box, the quick-service Asian eatery that invites its customers to "Take a walk down the delicious side of Asia!" (spoiler alert: not a real geographical location) opened its first Arizona store in Scottsdale in January of this year. But the eight-year-old Canadian-founded company with 70 franc ... More >>
With the government shutdown still ongoing, Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema's staff has compiled a list of some of what's operating, and what's not.Check out the list below, which includes some Arizona-related services:
A local poison-control center reported what appears to be the first reported cases of people using the drug "Krokodil" in the country.The drug, which apparently gets its name from the appearance many of its users get, due to sores, is described as a "moonshine" version of heroin.
Yesterday, we gave you our picks for the top 10 names of Arizona towns.In case you didn't like our order, we'll let you decide which one you think is best.
If you thought Arizona's love affair with meth was really as bad as it gets when it comes to drug use, then get a load of this.Arizona appears to be home of the first reported cases in the country of people using a drug nicknamed Krokodil -- named for the appearance it gives its users. If you've eve ... More >>
Remember this in the case that we're all living in shanty towns in five years -- Forbes has some remarkably good predictions for Arizona's economy.Forbes projects that Arizona will have faster job growth over the next five years than any other state in the nation.
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
Yesterday, we brought you our picks for the 10 worst-named towns in Arizona.In many cases, the story behind the name is even worse than the name itself, like the town of Bagdad.
You know who sucks at naming towns? A lot of people who have set up shop in Arizona.Check out the 10 worst names for Arizona towns -- including towns like Santa Claus, Arizona, and Nothing, Arizona -- below:
Arizona Highways magazine won't be hitting the newsstands this month, after it wrongly identified a certain mushroom as being edible.Let's just say that while most people wouldn't consider the fly agaric mushroom to be edible, hippies at a Phish concert might.
In this occasional series, FnB's Pavle Milic spills about his current mission to learn how wine is made, literally, from the Southern Arizona ground up. I have lived in Arizona on and off for twenty-four years. In that time I've seen a lot of growth and change especially and the food and wine scene ... More >>
The group that was behind Arizona's medical-marijuana law plans to push a marijuana-legalization initiative in Arizona in 2016.The national Marijuana Policy Project actually hopes that Arizona is one of 10 states where it can help pass marijuana-legalization laws, such as the one in Colorado, by 201 ... More >>
Well, same-sex marriage probably won't be legal in Arizona until 2016, at the earliest.A ballot initiative to put the issue on 2014 ballots stopped before it really got started, due to problems with funding.
Planning on heading to this year's Arizona Taco Festival on October 19 and 20? With more than 100,000 tacos expected to be served and plenty of boozing to be done, we don't blame you. But how about a chance to do so VIP-style, with access to a private bar, restaurants, and exclusive food demos? An ... More >>
Opponents to Arizona's House Bill 2305, a Republican-supported omnibus elections law, turned more than enough signatures to block the bill from taking effect until voters can decide on it next year.The Protect Your Right to Vote Committee says it delivered approximately 146,000 signatures to the Sec ... More >>
Did you know it's against the law in Arizona to have sexual relations with a rodeo clown in an elevator on Tuesdays?No? That's probably because that "dumb law," like nearly every "dumb law" you've ever heard about Arizona, is complete horse shit. Check out 10 such laws that are attributed to Arizona ... More >>
Arizona must make the federal voter-registration form just as available to voters as a state registration form which requires proof of citizenship, a judge ruled today. The "final judgment" by Arizona Senior U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver follows up on June's U.S. Supreme Court order whic ... More >>
The group that tried to gather signatures to get gay marriage on Arizona ballots in 2014 has called it quits.In recent weeks, it surfaced that major funding sources for Equal Marriage Arizona had pulled out. Now, it's ending the campaign.
It's September, and you know what that means. If you don't have reservations yet for Arizona Restaurant Week, you might want to get on the horn.
They may not be active anymore, but head to downtown Phoenix, and you can hear four Arizona bands from the '80s in a surround sound theater setting. Nicolas Cage and John Cusack's new film The Frozen Ground is set in 1980s Alaska, and classic AZ groups including New Wave band The Jetzons and po ... More >>
The ruling by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to recognize same-sex marriages for tax purposes is a good sign, according to a group of Arizona's gay-marriage proponents.The agencies explained yesterday that same-sex couples that were legally married in any jurisd ... More >>
Stand With Arizona, one of the largest anti-"amnesty" organizations in existence, gives its followers three talking points to use today as Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are in Mesa touting immigration reform.One: McCain and Flake abandoned border security. Two: The Senators should stand with S ... More >>
If you've spent considerable time in Phoenix, you might wonder if anyone in this city knows how to ride a bicycle, since the cyclist appears to be an endangered species in the downtown area.However, a study by the Arizona Department of Transportation seems to show that people come to the state to pe ... More >>
A court-ordered halt to an Arizona law that bans the state from contracting with organizations that provide abortions has been upheld by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court. In a 32-page ruling, the appeals court makes ground beef of arguments by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and Tom Betlach, Arizona ... More >>
Among other things in school-registration packets, a Tucson-area school district has a pledge for parents to sign, asking for them to agree to be responsible gun owners.Of course, someone's offended. Apparently, this has to do with Obama-loving liberals trying to tell free Americans how to live thei ... More >>
The fourth annual Arizona Taco Festival expects to bring some 100,000 tacos to Salt River Fields this October 19 and 20. In 2011, USA Today named the event one of the best places to feast at a festival, highlighting the tequila tastings, Lucha Libre wrestling, and, of course, the tacos.
About half of Arizona students failed their yearly science and writing tests, which are given to gauge their understanding of subjects. The Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) test, is distributed each year to students in grades 3 through 8, and to 10th graders as well.
Dozens of medical-pot dispensaries dot the state from nearly every corner since the first one, Arizona Organix of Glendale, opened in November. A recent newsletter to patients released by the state Department of Health and obtained by New Times shows the addresses of 48 of these pioneering business ... More >>
The clipboard-wielding people are getting a little hard to avoid -- whether at your home, or out in public, there always seems to be someone with a clipboard, who wants your signature for something.Right now, there are nine applications with the Secretary of State's office to gather signatures for i ... More >>
Get ready for the nine-day, dine-out dash that is Arizona Restaurant Week. The twice annual event (once in fall and once in spring) put on by the Arizona Restaurant Association intends to give Valley residents the opportunity to try out new restaurants at a discounted price. Expect fan favorite li ... More >>
There appears to be some debate about "stand your ground" laws around the country, including in Arizona, after George Zimmerman was found not-guilty of charges related to killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.Democratic State Representative Martin Quezada said he'll sponsor a repeal of Arizona's l ... More >>